Performance in the Park: Great Big Sea · Saturday, June 25

Banff National Park announces a Great Big outdoor concert

Following on 2010’s hugely successful open-air concert at Cascade Gardens in Banff National Park, Canadian folk-rock stars Great Big Sea will bring a music celebration to the Park on June 25. A family-oriented outdoor show filled with music and surrounded by spectacular scenery; tickets for Great Big Sea go on sale Tuesday, April 26 through the Banff Centre Box Office and Ticketmaster

The Banff Centre, Parks Canada, and Banff Lake Louise Tourism have formed a dynamic partnership to celebrate our cultural and mountain heritage, and the importance of protected places in Canada. To make the event particularly family-friendly, Parks Canada is offering 500 tickets for children at a cost of $10 each.

Great Big Sea, one of the most successful bands to have come out of St. John’s, Newfoundland, has fans across the country and around the world. Their infectious, dance-friendly sound is a potent mix of traditional Irish instrumentation and pounding rock rhythms. With their roots in the St. John’s pub scene, the band burst off the Rock 18 years ago, and hasn’t stopped touring and collecting fans since then.

Gates open 3 p.m. Show starts 4 p.m.
Cascade Gardens • Parks Administration Building • Banff • Adult $35 | Child $10
Banff Centre Box Office: 1-800-413-8368 or 403-762-6301
Presented as part of the 2010 Banff Summer Arts Festival Visiting Artists Series
Tickets on sale Tuesday, April 26

For more information on this exciting event visit
http://www.banfflakelouise.com/events-and-festivals/festivals/performance-in-the-park

About the Partners
The Banff Centre - Our mission is Inspiring Creativity.  In The Banff Centre’s powerful mountain setting in the heart of Banff National Park, exceptional artists and leaders from around the world create and perform new works of art; share skills and knowledge in an interdisciplinary environment; and explore ideas and develop solutions in the arts and leadership.
Banff Lake Louise Tourism - Is a destination marketing organization for the Town of Banff, Community of Lake Louise and Banff National Park. Banff National Park, a UNESCO world heritage site, offers visitors the opportunity to enjoy the rugged raw beauty of an unspoiled landscape with a lavish array of world-class amenities. From the finest bottle of wine to relaxing in a natural hot spring with the world's finest view, it can all be found in Banff National Park.
Parks Canada - Parks Canada manages a Canada-wide family of 42 national parks, 4 national marine conservation areas and 167 national historic sites on behalf of Canadians. In 2011, Parks Canada is celebrating its 100th birthday and its establishment in 1911 as the world’s first national parks service.

For media inquiries, please contact:

Tricia Woikin, Media Relations
Banff Lake Louise Tourism
T: 403.762.0276 or tricia@banfflakelouise.com